Copyright & Citation Guide


© Copyright 2015–2022 St. John’s Online

St. John’s Online provides, for the first time, data and essays relating to the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta, including St. John’s Cemetery, in a browseable and searchable open-access database. As such, the Project is an original model and is the intellectual property of founder, director, editor and transcriber, Dr. Michaela Ann Cameron, who asserts copyright in it.

The Collections published on this website were designed by Dr. Michaela Ann Cameron, founder, director and editor of St. John’s Online, and are as such copyright. No reproduction is permitted of the various Collections on this website in any form—either in their current configurations or any other configuration (smaller, i.e. two or more essays, or larger) of the essays selected for publication by Dr. Cameron, without her consent as copyright holder.

St. John’s Online is not the sole copyright holder of many of the individual pieces of content appearing on this website. The Project has received permission from each of the contributors via author agreements to publish the content on this website and has been granted permission to use pictorial images from the relevant agencies. However, as director and editor, Dr. Michaela Ann Cameron asserts copyright in the foundational research required to identify the essay subject and assignment to an appropriate expert, as well as in the edited versions of those published essays contributed by authors, including the visual design of each piece resulting from the multimedia research completed by Dr. Cameron. There is, in short, joint copyright in the essays and blog posts presented here, so licensing them for republication can only proceed with the permission of all copyright holders. [See “Permissions” below for more information about transcription copyright]

Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable to you, you may not reproduce or communicate (including linking to) any of the content on this website, including files downloadable from this website, without the permission of the copyright owner/s. No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service, or reproduced in hard copy format without the permission of St. John’s Online.

The Australian Copyright Act allows certain uses of content from the internet without the copyright owner’s permission. This includes uses by educational institutions and by Commonwealth and State governments, provided fair compensation is paid. For more information, see and

These terms of use may change from time to time.


Dr. Cameron asserts copyright in all transcriptions of primary source material, including those entries assisted by interns, as these were transcribed a second time by Dr. Cameron for accuracy prior to publication. All transcriptions were carried out voluntarily and are supplied in this non-commercial, open access arena for personal research purposes only. The provision of an “open access” resource in an online environment does not mean all copyright has been relinquished to the public domain. You cannot link to, reproduce, publish or store any individual transcription entry, multiple entries in bulk, essays, or replicate the themes presented here on any other website / repository, including but not limited to podcasts, blogs, vlogs, or interpretive displays such as in an online or in-person exhibition, nor can you do this for the profiles that have been researched and created by Dr. Michaela Ann Cameron. Such unlicensed uses are in serious violation of copyright. If in doubt about your intended use, direct enquiries to the copyright holder/s of the work published on this website and only proceed after obtaining a license in writing. Please contact for all permissions enquiries.

All parties interested in reusing any content in a commercial, that is ‘for profit’, project or setting should also contact to enquire about licensing and / or negotiating a formal partnership with St. John’s Online.

Citation Guide

The Project

To cite the project and website as a whole, please use the following format:

  • Michaela Ann Cameron, St. John’s Online, (, [insert access year]), accessed [insert full access date].

For example:

  • Michaela Ann Cameron, St. John’s Online, (, 2017), accessed 14 June 2017.

Burial Transcriptions

To cite an entire year of burial transcriptions please use the following format:

  • Michaela Ann Cameron, “Burial Year [insert year],” St. John’s Online, (, [insert access year]), [insert webpage address], accessed [insert full access date].

For example:

Parish Registration Entries

To cite an individual parish registration entry on the website, please refer to the “CITATION” section below every entry.

Please see the note under “Permissions” above for more information about how you may use this content, or contact for all permissions enquiries.

Profile Pages

To cite a particular profile page on the website, please use the following format:

  • Michaela Ann Cameron, “[insert name of profiled person including their birth and death dates,” St. John’s Online, (, [insert current year]), [insert webpage address for the specific profile page], accessed [insert current date].

For example:


Recommended citation formats are available by clicking on the CITE THIS information provided at the end of every essay.